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  1. I like to think of this as an "all-that-can-eat-you meal", best prepared deep fried. :-) This beastie was very challenging to paint, and all throughout I kept trying to figure out what I would do for a base. The shipwreck is awesome, but it left the tentacles so close to the tabletop that I felt it might make play challenging, assuming we ever use it, so I figured it needed some seafloor and weeds.
  2. +1. If you don't wish to post, would you mind DMing me a link? I built a wall-mounted shelf for this purpose but have since exceeded its capacity and WifeOfCheese has informed me that I must not make any more of them.
  3. Wonderful detail. I love the base!
  4. This bones mini came attached to a rectangular base, like a coffin-top. The base was larger than a standard grid, so I chopped it off and stuck the mini on this base instead. I figured it would give her a fun windswept look, like she was glaring down at the battlefield from a height. :-) The TMM globbed in a strange way on this mini that wasn't obvious to the naked eye. I'm wondering if some of this is glare...? Next problem: the base made her too tall to fit into my miniature storage...
  5. SonOfCheese mentioned offhand that I would have to be "insane" to try to blend Cyan to Yellow, so I took this as a challenge. :-) Being Celestial and all, the Solar (IMHO) should have brightly colored wings. I dithered on what to do with his sword. I wasn't too keen on the sword being just a sword, so I ventured into a little bit of OSL with it. Suggestions/comments/criticism appreciated if you have it, as this is uncertain territory for me :-D I did not want his MeatClaws(tm) to glow, because that would damage the delicate flavor of any celestial barbecue he chose to make with them.
  6. I decided that this guy should be a murky wraithlike creature composed of pollution and toxicity. Kind of an undead elemental, or hostile free-roaming vapor. ;-)
  7. The blending is gorgeous! Is that the base the model came with, or is it custom?
  8. I'll try washers first-- I have those laying around. It also has the advantage of being ferrous so if I choose to do anything interesting with magnets, the base will stick. In re-basing this mini I've replaced a wobbly but heavy base with a stable but light base, so although the mini is now net-steadier, it also now has a much higher center of gravity. I also considered very carefully boring a hole into the center of the "rock" from underneath and filling that with hot glue and BB's or something heavy, but I didn't want to risk damaging it.
  9. Thanks, I'll try that! I was thinking about using washers but haven't tried it yet. Coins are out of the question because the pin attached to the mini goes through the base and is folded down and glued into place inside the plastic cylinder. That pin would probably interfere with using a washer. The metal mini is VERY heavy so I might need to use several... hmmm.
  10. I found this thing in with my old miniatures. It was on a skinny, useless base that was way too small, causing the mini to tip over at the slightest provocation. So I clipped it off and attached it here. Now my problem is that the (metal) mini is top-heavy. I was thinking of filling the plastic base with metal BBs or glass beads in hot glue, but it's not quite large enough for that. Sand, maybe?
  11. That is epic!!! Truly well done!
  12. Thanks! I might try that... even if it just comes out unintelligible "lines of text", that would still be pretty cool. Thanks! I did them as black basecoat + white drybrush and then thin layers of color on top of them. It gave them a kind of grainy look that I wasn't super-excited about initially but it's growing on me. :-)
  13. I loved painting these guys. Originally I wanted to paint them like the characters from the game by ChainsawAwesome, but my children objected to one of the colors, so one of them is clearly a previously-unknown unlockable. ;-) One of the really awesome features of these sculpts is the parchment on the back of the shields. I'm still debating if I trust my freehand ability enough to write something on it... like "POINT OTHER SIDE AT ENEMY" or "PILLAGE, THEN BURN" ;-)
  14. It appears to be quite difficult to photograph transparent subjects with macro. I really liked painting this guy, but I feel like it needs a base. Unfortunately, I couldn't come up with one worthy of the mini, so simple black would have to suffice :-)
  15. Thank you! Painting his scales was super-fun. :-)
  16. Wow! I love the shell, especially how it has a kind of elegant shine, in contrast to the fleshy bits, which look primitive and somewhat brutal. Very nice!
  17. Learning from my previous forays into blending with wings, I decided to try for something more challenging. In doing this, I learned that sometimes the parts of bigger minis don't fit together as well as one hopes, which in this case resulted in some improvisation, especially around the foot/base socket and the wings. But I am enjoying how he came out. He was wondrously bumpy. :-)
  18. Thanks! I'll definitely try that. I've been trying to broaden my drybrushing palette, so to speak :-D For the base, I glued the original base down to a wooden disc, then stuck on a lot of green stuff to kind of bumpily mate it to the flat wood, and stuck aquarium rocks into the green stuff. Then I painted the thing with sandy goo and painted away :-) The pictures don't show it, but the circle of rocks has a decent-sized puddle where all the moss is. I used Realistic Water (not Epoxy Resin) though, so it's not quite as nice as it might be otherwise. Thank you! Yeah, the contrast is kind of jarring. I looked at bat wings for inspiration, but I had trouble replicating the effect. The body and mane drybrushed really well, while the bat wings did not. Next I must learn to blend the techniques better! :-D
  19. Thank you! The mane (and wings) were basecoated black, drybrushed white, and painted with woodgrain, which is wonderfully translucent. And then I drybrushed the mane really lightly with a different red to create some occasional highlights. The photo doesn't showcase the wing color particularly well because the bottom of the wings is largely dark, so the woodgrain became a kind of glossy burgundy, which I'm really happy with. The problem with this is that (for the wings) it doesn't seem to blend very well, so I guess there's no substitute for multi-stage blending.
  20. It's as if the creature is saying "This is my watering hole! Go find your own" I really wasn't sure how to do the wings, which was why there's so much contrast between the wing webs and the wing fingers, but I do like how he came out. Feedback appreciated, especially any advice on the wings!
  21. I was playing around with ways to build a translucent base for her when I thought, "hey, where would a Fire Mephit spend the Fourth of July? Why, at the beach, of course!" (although not risqué, the model is partially nude, so there are only a few poses and viewing angles that I considered safe under the board's rules. Other poses are visible at https://1drv.ms/f/s!AlVvpBv_HhuMzKVA9TEd-D0c1rTOSg)
  22. She looks amazing! Aaaargh. Epoxy resin only has a 1 year shelf life? I'd better make a waterscape or something!
  23. I love the blue feathers in her wings! Very nice!
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